Introduction: Decorated Wall Lamp

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Build and decorate your own wall lamp.
It's cheep, it's easy, and it's fun!

Step 1: Electricity - Materials and Instructions

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I bought the parts and put it together by myself.
You can actually use a ready made lamp and skip this part.

1. Electrical cord + plug + switch
2. Contact mount
3. Swivel
4. Master socket
5. Nipple
6. Washer
7. Dual socket
8. Wall mount

A. Connect the Nipple (#5) into the Swivel (#3)
B. Screw the Washer (#6) onto the Nipple (#5)
C. Insert the thin end of the Electrical cord (#1) into the Nipple (#5)
D. Connect the cord to Contact mount (#2)
E. Connect the Master socket (#4) to the Swivel (#3)
F. Connect the Dual socket (#7) to the Master socket (#4)
G. Connect Wall mount (#8) to wall
H. Insert Nipple (#5) into position on the wall mount
I. Tighten washer

Step 2: Plastic Cover - Materials

1. Plastic plate
2. Stencil paper
3. Spry Paint
4. Gloves

Step 3: Make a Stencil

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I cut my stencil in a laser cuter but you can use this instructable: Photograph to Stencil
to create any pattern or design you want.

Step 4: Paint Your Design

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1. Tight the stencil to the plastic plate. ( Use your fingers to secure the stencil in it’s place)
2. Spray a few layers of paint on the plastic plate depends on the type of the spray, color and desired transparency. (Let dry between layers).

Step 5: Hang on the Wall

1. To hang the plastic on the wall, you will need:
  • 4 Pipes - Their length is the length in which you want the lamp to be away from the wall
  • 4 Screws - Pipes Length + Plastic depth + length of anchor.

2. Drill a hole in each corner of plastic. (You can use the laser cutter also for that)
3. Put plastic on the wall and mark with a pencil the exact location of the holes.
4. Drill 4 holes in the wall. Put plastic anchor.
5. Insert Screw through plastic - pipe - wall.


arthessa (author)2007-08-12

Do you think maybe you'd be albe to post some pics of the fixture? Tha'd be awesome ;o)

whiteboipumas (author)2007-07-16

if ur rentin ur place, just use poster clay

Jujucat (author)2007-03-25

Great instructable. I think it would be nicer (and I think fairly easy to do) if power source was a battery. I hate cords! AHH!

noahw (author)2007-03-23

Ikea sells a TYFT Wall Lamp that is very similar to the fixture you made. I have thought about buying the lamp and then making a custom shade like you did to replace the crappy ones it comes with. I don't know how much you spent on parts, but the one from Ikea is $9.

Doing it yourself is of course better, cooler and more awesome, but I just though I'd throw that out there.

Nice Work!

randofo (author)2007-03-22

Simple and well done. Nice.

Calltaker (author)2007-03-21

Very nicely done. Only drawback, if you rent your residence, the landlord may frown upon the damage to the wall, but still, nice idea and nicely done instructable. ~C

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